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OCTOBER 8, 2023


October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  The congregation of Platt Springs UMC would like to thank Pastor Debbie for all she has done for our church.  Thanks for all the ways you make a difference in our church and community.

If you are attending the Wednesday Night Supper, please check the number of meals in the attendance book. The meal for October 4 is Breakfast for supper, creamy grits, scrambled eggs, sausage, and biscuits with gravy.  Game night will follow after the meal.

The flowers this morning are given by Becky Steele to the Glory of God and in honor of all those who work so hard to make and keep Platt Springs United Methodist a happy loving church.


Halves, large pieces & small pieces in 1-pound bags (Christmas packaging): $12.50 per bag. Milk chocolate & dark chocolate halves in 1-pound bags and butter roasted halves in 14 oz bags: $13.50 per bag.

Please include payment with your order. Make checks payable to United Methodist Women. We plan on delivery before Thanksgiving in time for your holiday baking and gift giving. Thank you for supporting our mission projects.  The cut-off date is October 22.  Order forms are in the bulletin.

Bible Study with Pastor Debbie on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Room 106. Bible Study with Pastor Noble on Thursdays at 10 am in Room 105.

Missions is collecting new children’s shoes for Cayce Elementary students until November 15th.  For more information, see fliers in the Narthex collection bin or ask Debbie Jones.

Fall Family Farm Day – Saturday, October 7th, 10 am – 5 pm at Old McCaskill Farm in Rembert, SC.  A carpool will meet at the church parking lot at 9:30 am for those interested.

There will be a called meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 15th after Worship.

We are collecting for the Native American Ministries Elder Baskets through October 22nd.  The basket is located in the hallway near the Narthex entrance.  A list of the items needed is provided as an insert in the bulletin.

Any announcements for the bulletin must be in the office not later than 11 o/clock on Wednesday morning. If it is received after that time, it will be in next week’s bulletin.

There will be a Trunk-r-Treat planning meeting today in the fellowship hall following the worship service.  Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to join.  For any questions, please contact Adriana at

If you have someone you would like to put on the prayer list, please fill out the cards provided in the pew and place them in the offering plate. If you would like a card sent to them, please put their address.

The following items are needed for God’s Helping Hands: oil, juice, rice, crackers, peanut butter, instant mashed potatoes.

  Order of Worship for October 1, 2023


Service of Worship                                                                              

Platt Springs United Methodist Church

West Columbia, SC                                                                      

October 1, 2023 – 11 A.M.                                                                  

Welcome and Announcements                                    Jessica Jones

*Prelude                                                                    Brenda Gentzler      

*Please stand as Everly Guffey brings the light of Christ forward

*Call to Worship                                         Lay Leader Jessica Jones

L: Welcome to God’s house! We are delighted to have you here!

P: We hunger for God’s word of hope.

L: You have come to the right place. Here you will be fed on the life-giving love of God.

P: We thirst for God’s healing in our lives.

L: At the table of the Lord, you will be fed and your thirst quenched.

P: Thanks be to God who provides for our needs.

*Hymn                    “This Is the Day”                              UMH #657                                                                                                                                                          

Old Testament Reading    Exodus  33:12-23               Jamie Guffey

Pastoral Prayer  

Young Disciples  

*Affirmation of Faith       “The Apostles Creed”           UMH #881

*Gloria Patri            “Glory Be To the Father”                       No.71

Worshipping God with Our Tithes & Offerings

*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”      No. 95                    

* Gospel Reading                                                   Matthew 22:15-22                                                              

Sermon:                 “Caesar or God?”                             Pastor Debbie


Gluten free bread is available for Communion.

(The Communion Rail offering goes to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.)

*Sending Forth  “God of Grace and God of Glory”  (vs. 1 & 4) UMH # 577                  

*Benediction: We are no longer islands unto ourselves. We are a worldwide community, living in the love and abundant mercy of God. Go in peace to serve God by serving others in need. AMEN.

Postlude                                                                      Brenda Gentzler                                          

Prayer List October 1, 2023

Please pray for all of our healthcare workers and first

responders and everyone who has been affected by COVID-19.


Rick and Deree Stobaugh

David Brantley

JC Hyatt

Helen Tarbox

Bob Sargent

Buck and Peggy Jones

Vince and Sue Rhodes

Kay Rishkofski

Pat Roseborough

Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Lorine Crapps

Carol Crowninshield

Paul Mullens, Debbie Summers uncle

Rehab Facility

Lucy Eden

Jessie Sargent

James Ward


Jeff Hoover, friend of Betty Bradley

Julia Layton, friend of Dottie Hughes

Ashley Steele

Audrey Gardner

Jaime Ploof

Greta Jackson, friend of Butch Gause

Larry Long, father of  Linda Lamb’s daughter-in-law

Kelley Edwards, friend of Sandy Cobia

Donna Ready and Tina Ready

Shayla, friend of Wanda Young

Eyriana Pinkney, grand daughter of Yvette Thomas

Brian Gardner

Janet Dinkins, friend of Marie Thomason

Samantha Clark and Daniel Cassar, Wanda Young’s children

Lindy, great granddaughter of Wanda Young’s sister-in-law

Mary Stell aunt of Debra Moore

Corky Saber, friend of  Bernadette Weston

Praise Reports      

John German, Helen Tarbox’s brother-in-law

Charles Pierce, Nancy Baker’s brother

Sara Houseman, friend of Elizabeth Moore

Sylvia Allison

Bernadette Weston

Norma Murrah, friend of Betty Rogers

Linda Lamb


Parker Albrecht, Navy

Connor Crouch, Army

Zach Timmons, Marine Reserve

Steven Apgar, Army

Marshall Hannon, Navy

To keep in contact with everyone on our prayer list  we're  going to clean the names that have been here for several weeks.  If your name, or a loved one's name, has been listed here for three weeks, make sure to give  Melody at  (803)794-3415 or Grace Harper at  (803) 796-8166  a call so we'll keep them listed.  Thanks and God bless you!

PSUMC: A Great Place to Be.

Phone: 803-794-3415


3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170

Office Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am to 1:00pm

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